posted by Writer on Jan 1

iu    “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” 2 Corinthinans 10:4

 

 

 

 

My family is in the midst of an intense spiritual battle going into its third year. During this time we have seen God wonderfully provide and work on our behalf. But, we’ve also been on the receiving end of some well placed rounds by the “Evil One.” Some of them have been so devastating they’ve knocked us off our feet so to speak.

If he could, Satan would wipe out our families. (1)

But thank God for “the hedges” He puts around His own.

Over the Christmas weekend we were struck, blindsided is a better word, by another one of his darts. It caught me by surprise and knocked the “dog snot” out of me. However, the Lord impressed upon me to get up and continue the fight even after being wounded.

I reverted to my training, realizing being knocked to the ground doesn’t mean I’m done in. I’ve been there before and understood what that means. It also means that I’m to continue fighting like a cornered “sewer rat.”iuThat “still small voice” impressed upon me to continue swinging “The Sword of the Spirit,” get back on my feet and move to cover using “The Shield of Faith.”

I’m determined to pump more of His Word into me, so when the next attack comes I’ll fight – even if I get knocked off balance.

The Word endurance kept coming to mind, and I realize we may be in this fight for the long haul. As sure as I’m sitting here, Satan will be waiting to crank more rounds our way.

Remember this; the gun still fires when you’re on the ground. Next time when you’re on the receiving end of one of Satan’s attacks stay in the fight and keep fighting. Use the gear God has provided.

“Skills are perishable.”  So stay in the Word and memorize it.iu-1

“Here endeth the lesson.”

(1) Tom Harmon

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